International Nathiagali Summer College on Physics and Contemporary Needs, an annual activity involving advanced level scientific discourse, concluded at PAEC Headquarters on Saturday.
Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) has been regularly organizing this scientific activity since 1976.
It is in fact the only one of its kind to be organized in a developing country and has been held with regularity for the last 46 years.
The remarkable ability of PAEC to sustain the Nathiagali Summer College activity shows the firm conviction of the PAEC towards the promotion of science and technology in the country.
The college was formally inaugurated by the Chairman, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission Mr. Muhammad Naeem (HI, SI) in a ceremony attended by number of dignitaries from scientific institutions and academia mostly through online platform.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman PAEC highlighted the importance of Physics and PAEC role in popularizing Physics in Pakistan particularly PAEC support in holding INSC for the last 46 years without any break.
Speaking to the audience from all over the world, ranging from Korea and China to Europe, USA and Canada, he thanked the foreign faculty for sparing time to lecture in the prestigious INSC and told them that this college is being held online due to corona pandemic, if the pandemic situation gets better then next year college will be held at its original place, Nathiagali, Insha Allah.
Chairman informed the audience that the following four technical activities will be held online during six days of the college: Advances in Nano Materials and Semiconductor Devices and Applications; Pulsed Power/High Power Laser Systems and Application; Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence; and Advances in Nuclear Power Reactor Technology and Spent Fuel Management.
Earlier Member Science PAEC, Dr. MasoodIqbal, in his welcome address, presented an introduction of INSC on Physics and Contemporary Needs.
He told the audience that idea of holding INSC was given by the distinguished Nobel Laureate, Professor Dr. Abdus Salam in 1976 and since then the colleges have been organised regularly. Even in corona pandemic these are being organised online as Webinars.